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Sep 7, 2010 6:00pm EDT
they mean for the president's plans to boost the economy. >> lehrer: then jeffrey brown talks to tom bearden in chile about rescuing those 33 miners, trapped now for over a month. >> they seem for the most part, those we talked to, in pretty good spirits until you talk to them for a while and then you find out there's a great deal of anxiety and a great deal of concerns for their loved ones. >> ifill: we examine the firestorm surrounding a plan to burn the koran at a church in florida, as general david petraeus warns it could incite violence against american troops. >> lehrer: judy woodruff looks at the web site craigslist and the changes in its adult service's section. >> ifill: and we have an encore profile of one of the most renowned figures in modern dance, judith jamison, who was honored with a tribute at the white house today. >> lehrer: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcastin
PBS
Sep 9, 2010 6:00pm PDT
- era tax cuts. jeffrey brown has the story. >> brown: the tax cuts in question were signed into law by president bush in 2001 and 2003. unless extended by congress, they'll exre on december 31st. and rates would rise across-the- board. this week president obama announced he favors keeping the current rates for the majority of american households: those with incomes below $250,000 for couples and $200,000 for individuals. but the president wants to end the cuts for top earners, whose income tax rate would go from 35% to the pre-2001 standard of 39%. republicans are resisting that move. >> they say no. and the reason is they're holding all those middle class folks who need tax relief hostage right now in order to provide tax breaks for the top 2% wealthiest americans. >> brown: g.o.p. leaders have called for extending all the cuts for at least two years. arguing that too many americans will be hurt at a time of economic stagnation. >> this particular tax increase he has in mind that he will characterize as a tax increase on the wealthy, in fact, impacts 50% of small business income, 2
WETA
Sep 9, 2010 7:00pm EDT
because of the burning plan. >> lehrer: then, jeffrey brown runs a debate about extending bush era tax cuts for the wealthy. >> woodruff: margaret warner talks to rajiv chandrasekaran of "the washington post" about corruption in the afghan banking system. >> lehrer: plus, a report on why some veterans with traumatic brain injuries haven't received purple hearts. >> it feels like nobody cares, like i was left behind. and one of the things you always learn from the very beginning is never leave a soldier behind. i was left behind. >> woodruff: and we have a conversation with former house majority leader dick armey about his new book chronicling the tea party movement. >> lehrer: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributio
PBS
Aug 31, 2010 6:30pm PDT
katrina. jeffrey brown has our profile. >> so you can see where the water line was at the top of the door. >> brown: you mean the line right there. >> that's the highest point. that was at least nine feet high. >> brown: we first met michael white soon after hurricane katrina had destroyed his home in new orleans. as both musician and scholar, white had long been one of the best-known champions of the new orleans jazz tradition. now he was living temporarily in houston and had returned to sift through his belongings to see if anything could be saved. >> this was my piano. i used to have rehearsals in here. >> reporter: 30 years of collected photos, books and pees of musical history all destroyed. saddest of all, white's collection of clarinets. >> eh instrument is like a person in here. its own sound, its own personality and moods almost. i couldn't bear to open those cases because to me.... >> brown: at that point five years ago white was unsure about his own future and that of his city. >> it's very difficult. everyone is trying to deal with just basic survival, you know, finding money
PBS
Sep 17, 2010 5:30pm PDT
of an army infantry company in kunar province. >> lehrer: jeffrey brown gets some perspective on the middle east peace talks from glenn kessler of "the washington post." >> woodruff: kwame holman reports on how social conservatives are trying to shape the republican message for the fall campaign. >> i think we've reached a situation in a country where people are alarmed, scared. they're up set. and they're stirred up. >> lehrer: and mark shields and david brooks provide their weekly analysis. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: one of wall street's leading critics, elizabeth warren, will now fashion a new oversight agency. the president announced the appointment today, but he steered clear of a confirmation fight with the senate. ( applause ) just two months ago, the president signed the fi
PBS
Sep 10, 2010 3:00pm PDT
excerpts from today's broad- ranging white house news conference. >> lehrer: then, jeffrey brown moderates a discussion about religious intolerance in america nine years after the 9/11 attacks. >> woodruff: ray suarez, in fort hood, texas, looks at the army's new program designed to provide better treatment for wounded warriors. >> if you've got a service-related injury, if you've been wounded in combat, are awe a patient, are you still a soldier? the army's warrior transition units try to find a way for you to be both. >> lehrer: and mark shields and david brooks provide their analysis of the news. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> lehrer: president obama held a televised news conference this morning at the white house. the east room back and forth included questions about the economy, the middle east,
PBS
Sep 2, 2010 3:00pm PDT
. >> woodruff: plus an encore look at jeffrey brown's profile of tap dance great maurice hines passing the torch and tradition to a new generation. >> lehrer: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> lehrer: the east coast kept a weather eye on the sea today, waiting for the arrival of hurricane earl. the storm weakened some during the day, but still had winds of 115 miles an hour. in kill devil hills, north carolina, the day dawned on a relatively calm sea. but a few hundred miles out in the atlantic, the hurricane swirled ever closer to the state's outer banks. >> this eye looks like it's about 25 miles wide. >> lehrer: the center of the storm was forecast to stay just offshore tonight, as it turned north to move up the eastern seaboard. but the threat of hurricane- force winds extending 90 miles from the eye
PBS
Aug 31, 2010 10:00pm PDT
kids is 8% success. >> woodruff: and jeffrey brown updates the story of new orleans musician and scholar michael white, five years after katrina. >> i went through a serious period of depression, of anger, of many different kinds of emotions. and then i came to realize the most valuable thing that i have i never lost. it's inside. it's that music tradition. >> lehrer: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs wshour has been provided by: and with the ongoi support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> lehrer: the president tonight made it official. the u.s. military is moving from fighting to advising in iraq. he said it's time now to focus on restoring the u.s. economy. here's part of his address from the oval office at the white house. >> tonight i am announcing that the american combat mission in iraq has ended. operation iraqi freedom is over. and the iraqi people now have lead responsibility f
PBS
Sep 24, 2010 3:00pm PDT
elections, despite senate democrats' move to delay. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the newshour tonight, david herszenhorn of "the new york times" sorts through the politics playing out on capitol hill. >> woodruff: and we speak to former federal reserve board chairman alan greenspan, the second in a series of conversations on whether to extend the tax breaks. >> brown: then, margaret warner talks to british deputy prime minister nick clegg about war strategy in afghanistan and austerity measures at home. >> you can't stand tall in the world if you are running on empty back home. that is what we are trying to fix. we fix our finances at home. we will continue to play a proud and i hope, leading role in the affairs of the world. >> woodruff: jonathan miller of independent television news reports from southern pakistan, where there has been fresh flooding and tens of thousands of people remain marooned. >> brown: mark shields and michael gerson-- sitting in for david brooks-- offer their analysis of the week's news. >> woodruff: and ray suarez updates the story of the social netwo
PBS
Sep 29, 2010 6:00pm EDT
midterm elections just five weeks away. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the "newshour" tonight: we look at a key group in the president's winning 2008 coalition: younger voters and where they stand this time around. >> woodruff: then, ray suarez has the latest on a suspected mumbai-style terror plot in europe and the possible threat in the u.s. >> brown: margaret warner examines china's growing economic and military assertiveness in asia and globally. >> they're breaking diplomatic egg which is three or four years ago they would not have broken. so i think the change is palpable. >> woodruff: we talk to former clinton administration secretary of labor robert reich-- the last in our series of conversations on extending the bush-era tax breaks. >> brown: and jonathan miller of "independent television news" reports from northwest pakistan, where relief-aid is still slow in coming two months after the floods began. >> this is one of the worst affected areas in pakistan, but these people industrial no safe water, no food, no shelter, no medicine. something has gone very wrong. >> wo
PBS
Sep 20, 2010 6:00pm PDT
parliamentary elections. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the newshour tonight, election observer scott worden in kabul has the details about reports of widespread fraud at the polls. >> ifill: then we talk with admiral thad allen about the permanent sealing of the blown out oil well in the gulf of mexico. >> brown: margaret warner runs a debate on whether the f.d.a. should allow the sale of genetically modified salmon for human consumption. >> ifill: judy woodruff looks at the political power of sarah palin, with reporters libby casey of alaska public radio and jeff zeleny of the "new york times." anybody spots new tennis shoes the headline is going to be, vanity fair, they're going to say palin in iowa decides to run. >> brown: and ray suarez talks with angela kocherga of belo television on the latest killing of a journalist in the mexican drug wars. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation
PBS
Sep 27, 2010 6:00pm PDT
: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the newshour tonight, middle east analysts david mckovsky and ghaith al omari assess the situation after the israeli government let a moratorium on settlement construction in the west bank lapse. >> ifill: then ray suarez leads a debate about a new proposal that would allow federal authorities to extend wiretapping to online communications. >> brown: we talk to laura tyson, president clinton's chief economic adviser, the third in our series of conversations on extending the bush-era tax cuts. >> ifill: special correspondent ben barnier reports on the french government's controversial decision to deport gypsies to romania and bulgaria. the rona deportations have been happening quietly for years, they became a hot button political issue when one was killed at a political check point. >> brown: margaret warner gets the details on the merger between low-cost rivals southwest airlines and air tran. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: and with the ongoing support of these institutions and fo
PBS
Sep 23, 2010 3:00pm PDT
new health care law and un-do democratic policies across the board. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the "newshour" tonight, kwame holman has details of the g.o.p. plan. then, democratic congressman anthony weiner and republican david price debate whether it's a return to failed economic policies or a blueprint for a better future. >> woodruff: ray suarez talks to margaret warner about president obama's visit to the united nations and the reaction there to his diplomatic initiatives. >> brown: special correspondent dave iverson reports on a new push to get scientists to work together in the pursuit of medical cures. >> let's put our arms together and brains together and solve the problem collectively and for a project like this you absolutely need that to succeed. >> woodruff: and isabel wilkerson discusses her new book on the great migration of african americans. that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> i want to know what the universe... >> looks like. >> feels like. >> from deep space. >> to a microbe. >> i can contribut
WETA
Sep 22, 2010 7:00pm EDT
. jeffrey brown has our book conversation. it's the very near future and many of the today's biggest fears have come to pass big time. among much else it's government is bankrupt. every detail of your personal life is available on a han handd device and available to everyone, and few people would be caught dead actually reading a book. but there's still room for a love story of sort, a super-sad true love story, in fact the latest novel by argue gary shteyngart. born in 1972, in what was then leningrad in the soviet union. he came to the u.s. at age seven, he lives in new york, and this is his third novel. welcome. >> thank you. >> brown: i gather you began writing this before the economic meltdown. >> it's so hard to be a novelist these days. i wish i were a blogger instead. things move so fast. i started writing in 2006 and thought what is the creativity they think that can happen, what if the banks failed, lehman brothers and the car companies went bankrupt? and by 2008 almost everything i had sketched out had happened and i had to completely destroy america. it gets bought out by
PBS
Sep 22, 2010 3:00pm PDT
the bush- era tax cuts. >> woodruff: and jeffrey brown talks to author gary shteyngart about his new novel set in a not so far off america-- "super, sad, true love story." >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> this is the engine that connects abundant grain from the american heartland to haran's best selling whole wheat, while keeping 60 billion pounds of carbon out of the atmosphere every year. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy productive life. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> ifill: the health care reform law reached a kind of anniversary today, six months since president obama signed it into law, big new changes are set to take effect. health correspondent betty ann bowser has the story. >> hey
PBS
Sep 15, 2010 6:00pm PDT
. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the newshour tonight. our political editor david chalian reviews the winners and losers. >> ifill: then, a roundtable of political strategists explains what the results mean for republicans, for democrats and how they will affect who controls congress. >> brown: ray suarez talks to mexican ambassador arturo sarukhan as his country celebrates its bicentennial and fights an all-out war against drug-trafficking. >> as mexico seeks to shut down the flow of drugs moving north, the united states needs to step up to the plate and shut down the flow of weapons and cache moving >> ifill: plus, jose luis sierra of new america media reports on how the drug war has affected the tourism and manufacturing industries in the mexican state of baja california. >> we want to get back to getting people to think about mexico as fun in the sun and margaritaville and those types of things and stop associating mexico with blood and violence. >> brown: global post's suzanna koster reports from pakistan on an islamic charity providing aid to flood victims in the absence of
PBS
Sep 30, 2010 6:00pm EDT
captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> brown: good evening. i'm jeffrey brown. the u.s. treasury and insurance giant a.i.g. unveiled a plan today to speed up the repayment of more than $100 billion in federal bailout money. >> suarez: and i'm ray suarez. on the "newshour" tonight, economic writers louise story of the "new york times" and roben farzad of "bloomberg business week" weigh the pluses and minuses of the deal. >> brown: then, kwame holman looks at the down-to-the-wire scramble as congress pushed to adjourn just weeks ahead of the midterm elections. >> suarez: judy woodruff talks to speaker of the house nancy pelosi about the battle over tax cuts and the stakes for democrats in november. >> our members left congress last night. they are confident that they would return in the majority. >> brown: special correspondent miles o'brien reports on a mississippi community's plan to use stimulus money for mass transit in rural areas. >> suarez: betty ann bowser updates the johnson and johnson story as company executives and the f.d.a. come under fire on capitol hil
PBS
Sep 14, 2010 6:00pm EDT
captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> brown: good evening. i'm jeffrey brown. sarah shourd, one of three americans held in iran for more than a year, was released and left the country today. >> ifill: and i'm gwen ifill. on the newshour tonight, we talk to two iran watchers, including one once jailed in teheran, about today's release and what it tells us about the regime. >> brown: then margaret warner interviews former british prime minister and united nations envoy tony blair about the newest round of middle east peace talks. >> i find it hard to see if these two political leader s in this context with an american administration pushing for a deal, if we can't get one, i don't know where we go from there. >> ifill: fred de sam lazaro has the story of a jewish entrepreneur working with palestinians and israelis for both peace and profit. >> brown: susan dentzer of "health affairs" and karen tumulty of the "washington post" sort through the latest give- and-take on health care politics. >> ifill: and we sit down with writer and cartoonist austin kleon for a dose of p
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